Tuesday, May 5, 2009

White Chicken Chili

I made this last night for dinner and it was so good!  I don't know where I got this recipe but I've been making since college.  I completely forgot about it until I was going through a (very unorganized) pile of recipes.  Give it a try!


1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 can (15 1/2oz) white beans, undrained
3 (4 oz) cans chopped green chilis **don't worry these aren't spicy.  If you want a spicier chili add a couple chopped Jalapenos in with the onions**
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
3 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp white pepper
salt to taste


Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat and add the onion. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add to the pan, stirring frequently so the chicken cooks on all sides. Add garlic and cumin. Run the beans with their liquid through the blender. (This makes the chili thicker and people who don't like the beans won't notice them. However, if you like a looser chili and beans, just skip this step.)  Add the blended beans, chilies, lime juice, salt, and white pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and add it gradually to the pot, stirring until it’s melted and mixed in. Add the corn, heat through.

I serve this with sour cream, cheese, olives, onions, tortilla chips, or whatever else sounds good!

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  1. This recipe looks great, Ashley. I especially like the trick of running the beans through the blender to not only thicken the chili, but to disguise the beans. I bet my picky eaters will be none the wiser. I'll try it soon and let you know if it works.

  2. I like white chicken chili so much better than red. This looks and sounds wonderful. The cream cheese sounds really interesting.

  3. Hi Ashley. Thanks for joining us at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. This recipe looks great. My hubby will love it as will my 2 year old. Thanks for sharing the recipe and joining us, this week. I hope you come back again. Love your blog design. It looks clean, professional and easy to read. Good job!

  4. I've never had white chili! This looks yummy!

    Happy Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!

  5. Sounds delicious. I love white chicken chili.

  6. I love chicken chili and this recipe sounds delicious. I'll have to try this one soon.

  7. This sounds like a fantastic dinner. I will have to bookmark it.

  8. This looks really good. I never thought of running beans through the blender but will try it so maybe my picky son might eat some! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sounds delicious! I'll have to try this!!

  10. This sounds great! I'm going to make it next week!!!


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